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Shane Butler & Paula Mayock

In: The SAGE Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Studies

Chapter 22: Learning to Live with ‘Big Fat Words’? An Exploration of the Dominant Concepts Applied to Problem Drug and Alcohol Use

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Learning to Live with ‘Big Fat Words’? An Exploration of the Dominant Concepts Applied to Problem Drug and Alcohol Use
Learning to live with big fat words? An exploration of the dominant concepts applied to problem drug and alcohol use
Shane ButlerPaula Mayock
Introduction

At the 28th International Congress on Alcohol and Alcoholism, which was held in Washington in 1968, amidst a series of relatively mundane presentations on specific aspects of alcohol-related problems, one controversial paper by two prominent Nordic sociologists, Nils Christie and Kettil Bruun, presented a scathing and fundamental critique of the conceptual framework that underpinned research and policy on alcohol and illicit drugs at this time (Christie and Bruun, 1969). They argued that the language in which these concepts were presented was emotionally charged ...

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